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|Noun||1.||Ciliata - class of protozoa having cilia or hairlike appendages on part or all of the surface during some part of the life cycle|
phylum Protozoa, Protozoa - in some classifications considered a superphylum or a subkingdom; comprises flagellates; ciliates; sporozoans; amoebas; foraminifers
ciliate, ciliated protozoan, ciliophoran - a protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell
Infusoria, subclass Infusoria - in some recent classifications, coextensive with the Ciliata: minute organisms found in decomposing infusions of organic matter
genus Paramecium - freshwater ciliate with an oval body and long deep oral groove
genus Tetrahymena - protozoa having four membranous ciliary organelles
genus Stentor - trumpet-shaped protozoa with a ciliated spiral feeding funnel
genus Vorticella - ciliated protozoans that have a goblet-shaped body with a retractile stalk
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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